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Going and Coming Rule Didn't Prohibit Compensability of Worker's Claim for Car Accident

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 319 | 0 | 0 min read

The Commonwealth Court ruled that the “going and coming rule” didn’t bar compensation for a worker who was injured while traveling home from a scrapyard, where he had disposed of construction debris for his employer, in an employer-owned vehicle. Case: Fields v. WCAB (Carl G's Total Cleanouts), 09/25/2017, unpublished. Facts: Shawn Fields worked for Carl G's Total Cleanouts doing commercial and residential demolition work. Fields was part of a crew that had been working at the same job site for two or three weeks. After the crew finished work for the day,...

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